Monthly Archives: May 2015

Week 86: Tart Tropézienne

The bunch of French men I work with was raving about this pastry, tart Tropézienne, saying how delightful it is, and the unique taste of the cream making it incomparable to any other pastries. So, I just have to give … Continue reading

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Week 86: Mocha cake

I felt strangely uninspired to bake recently. I mean, it’s okay once I get into it. But I just find it so hard to peel myself off my behind and work in the kitchen. Probably the hot weather is partially … Continue reading

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Week 85: Pistachio tart

So, last Sunday I was wandering around town just before lunch. And everybody knows it is a bad idea to be around food before your meals. I came across Tarte which I have been reading about for a while and … Continue reading

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Week 84: Choux au craquelin

My initial experience with choux au craquelin was rather disappointing. And I think that was what put me off trying this for the longest time. But after the recent success with eclairs, I figure maybe it is about time to … Continue reading

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Week 83: “Under-the-sea” rainbow cake

I have been holding off working with fondant for the longest time. First, because I think it’s such a waste of food, as no one really likes eating the sugary fondant. And second, it’s so much work! I finally decided … Continue reading

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Week 83: “Vive la cuisine française” macarons

This is my most ambitious macaron attempt to date – 3 batches of macarons in a day! I prepared the fillings in advance. But baking 3 batches of macaron shells in a day is still quite a challenge, especially considering … Continue reading

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